Gosport waterfront and town centre
Gosport has a huge, once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance and revitalise the town’s waterfront.
This busy gateway to the borough has stunning views of HM Naval Base, the Historic Dockyard and Portsmouth Harbour, and includes the town’s commemorative Falkland gardens, its ferry terminal and its bus station.
The council’s goal is a major waterfront regeneration scheme, including a new transport interchange and an improved public realm. There is huge potential for a mixed-use scheme bringing new employment, particularly in the marine sector, along with cultural and recreational facilities, bars and restaurants.
The town centre, which adjoins the waterfront, is also a major focus for the council’s regeneration plans. Its intention is that new development will act as a catalyst to rejuvenate the wider area and harness an ambitious spirit among private, public and community sector partners, which will reignite public pride in the town.
The Gosport Waterfront and Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document identifies 44 sites as opportunities for development, plus a further five related to public realm and green infrastructure.